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Jan 12, 2009 - Uganda

Gday, Well I’ve now been in Uganda for a little over a week now. I have been doing a little bit of work with ‘Softpower Education’ mostly at this stage just painting and a day of cataloguing books for the brand new library that has just been built. In the next few days I should be heading into the villages where we are showing them how to make useful resources out of rubbish, things such as a watering can out of an old drink bottle by putting a few wholes in the lid, this saves water while also saving money. Today I went out to the current...

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Dec 22, 2008 - Christmas with the homeless

Hello all. Well, this was a very different Christmas than what we are used to. We spent Christmas with 25 spoiled little street children. Ok, definatly not spoiled. Couple funny incidents though. This was all organized through Soft Power Education. Rikke and I helped out along with about 8 other volunteers. It was supposed to be 25 kids about 8-12. However, the street children have a hierarchal system here whereby the younger one's are often bullied into collecting money for the older ones. In this case, the younger one's were bullied...

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Dec 11, 2008 - Community Project

When you visit a white persons home, you knock on the door, the white person will open the door and expect that you explain your doing before even thinking of letting you in. The community project was an eye-opener conserning this very rigid ritual you see in white peoples homes - or should we call it "very very very private spheres". When we would visit one of the families in Buwenda, someone would run and get you a chair, once you sat down they would sit on the ground and greet you proberly. After minimum 10-20 minutes of "hi" and "hello"...

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Dec 1, 2008 - Back for a brief moment for a christmas party

We are back for a couple of days. Mainly to get ready for Murchison falls in the northern part of Uganda. We are finally going to see some wild animals – ok we saw some in Nairobi National Park, but that is hardly to be considered “wild life”. Today – Tuesday – is girly night and we have borrowed a HOUSE for the occasion. Rumor is they have a fridge (cold beers) and a fridge (ice cream). I am excited. Besides a big BB has been planned on Thursday, so we are NOT going to leave until, lol. Are we coming back? – YES – since we finally got...

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